How can I help?

How can I help?

Updated on Wednesday, January 11, 2017How can I help? By Sue Ellson I know from my own experience of life, that I have needed help from time to time. But it is not always easy for someone with my education, ability and persistence to ask for help. What I do know is that I don’t Read more about How can I help?[…]

Newcomers Network Our Services

Our Services

Updated on Tuesday, January 10, 2017Newcomers Network Our Services As Australia’s first network for newcomers, started in 1999 and established in 2001, we believe that we can offer genuine professional assistance to newcomers, expatriates, skilled migrants and repatriates. As you have already discovered, our website provides information, events and advocacy for newcomers. Our aim as a Read more about Our Services[…]

Newcomers Network Presentations

Presentations

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Presentations Ms Sue Ellson BBus AIMM MAHRI CDAA (Assoc) ASA MPC has been involved in the following guest speaking presentations related to newcomers, expatriates, repatriates, migrants, settlement, networking, setting up in business, international human resources, global mobility etc – including conferences, expos, forums, discussions, radio interviews, lectures, presentations, Read more about Presentations[…]

Newcomers Network Savvy Settlement Kit

Savvy Settlement Kit

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Savvy Settlement Kit A practical guide for newcomers to help them make the most of their new life in their new location, particularly if they are moving to Australia. Written by Sue Ellson BBus AIMM MAHRI CDAA (Assoc) ASA MPC Founder and Director, Newcomers Network 2nd Edition published 2nd July Read more about Savvy Settlement Kit[…]

Newcomers Network Newcomers Kit

Newcomers Kit

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Newcomers Kit A practical tool to help communities, newcomers and seasoned expatriates make the most of their life in their current location. Written by Sue Ellson BBus AIMM MAHRI Founder and Director, Newcomers Network 2nd Edition published 25th June 2009 1st Edition published 8th September 2004 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Read more about Newcomers Kit[…]

Newcomers Network On Arrival

On Arrival

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network On Arrival By Sue Ellson If you have made the decision to move and planned your move, you may have been so busy that you don’t automatically think about what to do when you arrive at your new destination! However, if you can make every effort to create Read more about On Arrival[…]

Newcomers Network Planning to Move

Planning to Move

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Planning to Move By Sue Ellson So if you have already decided to move, now it is time to start planning your move to your new location, and later, prepare for what to do when you arrive. There will be a lot to think about and put on Read more about Planning to Move[…]

Newcomers Network Deciding to Move

Deciding to Move

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Deciding to Move By Sue Ellson Before you make your decision to move, you are going to need to consider a variety of issues, options and people. Most people when they read this article will find themselves somewhere in the middle of all of these questions. Even the Read more about Deciding to Move[…]

Newcomers Network Information

Information

Updated on Saturday, January 7, 2017Newcomers Network Information Seven Best Settlement Strategies Planning to Move Deciding to Move On Arrival Repatriation and Returning Home Worldwide Expatriates Publications

Repatriation and Returning Home

Repatriation and Returning Home

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Repatriation and Returning Home By Sue Ellson The difficulties of returning home and reverse culture shock on re-entry from expatriate life Repatriation, returning to a location or a country that you have lived in previously after life out of the country as either a migrant or an expatriate, Read more about Repatriation and Returning Home[…]

Seven Best Settlement Strategies

Seven Best Settlement Strategies

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Seven Best Settlement Strategies By Sue Ellson After extensive primary and secondary research and as the Founder of Newcomers Network, I recommend the following seven best settlement strategies to help you overcome the common challenges of relocation, migration, expatriation and repatriation. These principles apply to any location anywhere Read more about Seven Best Settlement Strategies[…]

Newcomers Network Research

Research

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Newcomers Network Research Our Research Projects Newcomers Network was established as a result of a research project completed in the year 2000 by our Founder, Sue Ellson and supervised by the University of South Australia. 96 people who had moved to Melbourne within the last five years were surveyed and a Read more about Research[…]

Overview of Australia

Overview of Australia

Updated on Friday, January 6, 2017Overview of Australia By Sue Ellson General Tips and Advice To learn more about Australia, you will need to: visit various websites and read information from a variety of sources speak to various people and ask questions to seek different viewpoints investigate particular topics that interest you Population of Australia Read more about Overview of Australia[…]

Finding a New Job in Australia

Finding a New Job in Australia

Updated on Saturday, January 14, 2017Finding a New Job in Australia By Sue Ellson In the past, most decision makers would have been using Recruitment Agents, newspaper advertisements and their personal networks or referrals to find new recruits for their business. Believe it or not, up to 85% of business is still done by referral and Read more about Finding a New Job in Australia[…]

The Value Of Having Friends - From The Perspective Of An Ex-Newcomer

The Value Of Having Friends – From The Perspective Of An Ex-Newcomer

Updated on Friday, January 20, 2017The Value Of Having Friends – From The Perspective Of An Ex-Newcomer By Maureen I am of Asian origin and migrated to Australia from Singapore at the age of twenty-five. It seemed like a dream move. I had a secure job with an Australian bank and accommodation arranged before I arrived. Read more about The Value Of Having Friends – From The Perspective Of An Ex-Newcomer[…]

Building A New Life In A New City

Building A New Life In A New City

Updated on Friday, January 20, 2017Building A New Life In A New City By Sue Ellson Eleven years ago, Sue left her hometown of Adelaide and a large extended family to build a life of her own in Melbourne. This is her story… This month, it will be 11 years since I left my ‘home town’ Read more about Building A New Life In A New City[…]

Settling In To The Australian Lifestyle

Settling in to the Australian Life

Updated on Friday, January 20, 2017Settling In To The Australian Lifestyle By Stephen Kuhn Posted on the Americans Down Under Yahoo Group on 25 November 2004 and reprinted here with permission – the first part is the original post by Sue Ellson and the second part is a response by Stephen… You may be interested to Read more about Settling in to the Australian Life[…]

My Life Of Luggage As A Trailing Spouse

My Life Of Luggage As A Trailing Spouse

Updated on Tuesday, January 24, 2017My Life Of Luggage As A Trailing Spouse By Cheryl Ng Collett With a husband in the consulting business, Cheryl has packed up their belongings and moved around more times than she can count. This is her story… The phone rings and a voice on the other end tells my Read more about My Life Of Luggage As A Trailing Spouse[…]

Returning Home to Australia with my Son

Updated on Friday, July 10, 2015Returning Home to Australia with my Son 01/03/2004 by Paolo Black We heard Paolo Black’s story read out on ABC Radio National on Monday 1 March 2004. His story captured our attention, so here it is for your enjoyment – obtained and published with Paolo’s permission. In 1980, when he Read more about Returning Home to Australia with my Son[…]

An American Woman Living in Australia

Updated on Saturday, August 15, 2015An American Woman Living in Australia 20/10/2004 by Maureen Whitaker This post has been reprinted with the permission of the author. It was posted on a very active Yahoo Group that we post on – Americans Down Under http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AmericansDownUnder/ ——————————————————————– Thanks for everyone who replied to my message. It is Read more about An American Woman Living in Australia[…]

A Poem About Moving

Updated on Friday, July 17, 2015A Poem About Moving 20/10/2004 by Rosemary Beavis   Moving is a death experience. Old props, old friends, old ways of doing things are gone and the barrenness is overpowering. It is like a seed falling into the dark earth. it lies there covered and one doubts if resurrection will occur. Read more about A Poem About Moving[…]

Expat Profile Kaz

Updated on Thursday, August 13, 2015Expat Profile Kaz    In the past                                            Now In the past My sister and I at Stephenson’s Falls, Marysville, Victoria, Australia Now Myself and some friends on top of Read more about Expat Profile Kaz[…]

Things I Miss About Australia

Updated on Monday, July 27, 2015Things I Miss About Australia 20/10/2004 by Saskia Growing up in Melbourne and now finding herself settled in to a life in America, Saskia still finds herself homesick for the quintessential reasons that many people call Australia home. This is her story…  There are countless things that I would love to Read more about Things I Miss About Australia[…]

Expat Profile Sue

Updated on Saturday, August 15, 2015Expat Profile Sue In the past                                                           Now   In the past:   Ellson’s Seaview Guest House on Kangaroo Island South Australia Read more about Expat Profile Sue[…]

Expat Profile Rita

Updated on Saturday, August 15, 2015Expat Profile Rita In the past                                                            Now In the past: Surrounded by mountains, lush forests and a beautiful lake… this is Read more about Expat Profile Rita[…]

Visiting Australia After Living Overseas

Updated on Monday, July 27, 2015Visiting Australia After Living Overseas 20/10/2004 by Saskia After moving overseas from Melbourne and raising a family and both Hong Kong and California, Saskia has now found peace with her life abroad and is content with the memories of her childhood home. This is her story… My husband’s youngest brother was getting Read more about Visiting Australia After Living Overseas[…]

Tips For Adapting To A New Culture

Updated on Monday, July 27, 2015Tips For Adapting To A New Culture 07/09/2003 by Ray Theron After 24 years of marriage, Ray found himself divorced, without a family home and facing an uncertain future. A timely reconnection from the past saw him pack up his life and start afresh on the other side of the Read more about Tips For Adapting To A New Culture[…]

Moving My Family from Buenos Aires to Australia

Updated on Friday, July 10, 2015Moving My Family from Buenos Aires to Australia 07/07/2004 by Silvana Ligouri Packing up her life and her family in Buenos Aires, Silvana moved to Australia with her husband to start a new life Down Under. This is her story… The day I arrived at Sydney airport my only thoughts Read more about Moving My Family from Buenos Aires to Australia[…]

Moving from the Country to the City

Updated on Friday, July 10, 2015Moving from the Country to the City 14/06/2004 by Sue Ellson Originally from Adelaide and with family on Kangaroo Island, Sue has enjoyed the ups and downs of both town and country life. This is her story… I recently met a woman whose husband died two years ago. Three months Read more about Moving from the Country to the City[…]

One Cup of Coffee Syndrome

One Cup of Coffee Syndrome

Updated on Wednesday, February 8, 2017One Cup of Coffee Syndrome By Sue Ellson As many of our regular readers know, Newcomers Network subscribes to a variety of online email groups. Spousesview is an international Yahoo Group that is part of Tales from a Small Planet and we share reciprocal links with them. In June 2003, Read more about One Cup of Coffee Syndrome[…]

The Reasons I Love Sydney

The Reasons I Love Sydney

Updated on Monday, February 6, 2017The Reasons I Love Sydney By Marina You can make over $100,000 per year and still can’t afford a house. You never bother looking at the train timetable because you know the drivers have never seen it either. You order organic fruit and vegetables online, but eat out every night anyway. Read more about The Reasons I Love Sydney[…]